AccentCare Releases White Paper on Advanced Community Care Model
DALLAS—After launching the AccentCare Advanced Community Care Model (AACCM) with Nashville Medical Group, and later expanding with healthcare partners in Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, AccentCare’s care model has proven successful in improving care transitions, optimizing outcomes, and reducing the cost of care.
Health systems and physicians are under heightened pressure to enhance patient outcomes, especially with the advent of hospital re-admission penalties and risk-sharing models that create demand for better integration across the continuum of care.
The AccentCare Advanced Community Care Model has achieved a number of measurable results including significantly lowering 30-day re-hospitalization and emergency room utilization rates.
“This care model has been a win-win for health systems, physicians, and most importantly, patients. The care stays integrated and the patients get great outcomes in their preferred setting, their own home,” said Dr. Greg Sheff, AccentCare Chief Medical Officer.
AACCM’s success is, in part, attributable to established protocols and workflow in five key areas:
- Communication for faster admission and order processing
- High-risk patient identification
- Disease-specific programs
- Behavioral health recognition and accommodation
- Technology in the home
AccentCare, Inc. is a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare as well as specialized care management prior to acute episodes. Its wide variety of innovative services ranges from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and care management. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has over 20,000 compassionate professionals in more than 150 locations, with regional brands including AccentCare, Guardian Home Health & Hospice, Nurses Unlimited, Sta-Home, and Texas Home Health.
In addition, the company has over 30 strategic partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups and major health systems, including joint ventures with Asante, Baylor Scott & White Health, UC San Diego Health and UCLA Health.
AccentCare leads the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care and quality performance. Among its distinctions, AccentCare has a 4.2-star quality rating for legacy home health agencies, many of which have earned the HomeCare Elite distinction. All hospice locations are CHAP accredited, with designations from the We Honor Veterans program.